Breakfast for lunch

Some pics from our Friday:

Met with some friends for lunch at AJs. This salad was INCREDIBLE- greens, goat cheese, balsamic, dried cranberries, blackberries and candied almonds


ย Paused during playtime for a 30 second snuggle ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 


and since Liv took two 2-hour naps (!!!), I did a lot around the house, made the October workout calendar (thank you for letting me know you wanted one), and then she wasn’t ready for bed until 9:20. It was a Friday night, so maybe she just wanted to party with us ๐Ÿ˜‰

Froyo all around:


(Easy to tell which one was mine and which one was Tom’s)

Today, it’s breakfast for lunch in between classes:


(tamale from nana + tempeh bacon)

making snacks (and grabbing coconut water) before heading back for Zumba.

Zumba playlist

I’ll usually just put a bunch of songs that I love on that day’s playlist and shuffle them around right before teaching. The awesome thing is that we always team-teach, so it’s easy to change up the playlist while the other instructor is leading a couple of songs. It keeps the energy wayyyy up, and makes class a lot more fun.ย 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far- just wanted to say hi ๐Ÿ™‚



Bear down, cats! <3

*Finally put some things on the Features page ๐Ÿ™‚

Something to think:

“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.” -Og Mandino

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  1. Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset on September 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    WOW. I adore (!!!) that quote!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anddd…now I really want froyo. May have to convince the roomies to go and get some for a nice study break ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on September 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Pretty sure I’ve only had one tamale in my life – I need to work on that!

  3. Kayla on September 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    That’s a great quote. And Prrrum is my favorite zumba song ever.

  4. Amanda @ .running with spoons. on September 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Love that quote! Especially the last sentence… And I’m a big fan of having breakfast for lunch as well. If I had it my way, breakfast would be an all day kind of deal ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Iris Lee on September 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    That salad is making me drool! I love blackberries… sadly, their season is almost over!

  6. Emily @ Greens, Eggs, & Hamstrings on September 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Looks like the best Friday ever. I’m obsessed with froyo!

  7. Laura on September 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Does the froyo place that you guys go to have dairy-free options? If so, is it a chain? I miss froyo so much!

  8. Nina on September 29, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Whoa, Tarkan made it on the playlist! Nice, I used to listen to him all the time back in the day.

  9. Jennifer on September 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Love today’s “Something to Think’. I hope YOU think about that every time somebody
    says something hurtful here. ๐Ÿ™‚ (I didn’t get to comment on it then but earlier in the
    week when you said a few comments were hurtful when you started working out again
    after the little one was born – I wanted to say something similar to that quote esp the part
    about jealousy/envy.)

    Olivia is getting so big. It seems like just yesterday we were reading her birth story. Are
    you already planning her birthday? My neighbor had a baby in February and was looking at
    invitations (on Etsy) yesterday. I told her ‘I planned my wedding in less time than people
    are planning their children’s birthday parties now’. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Yaara on September 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    That pic of you and Liv is beyond precious!! You should blow it up and frame it. I love her sweet facial expression gazing up at her mama!

  11. Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings on September 29, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    That salad looks so good! And any weekend with fro-yo is a good weekend to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Ashley on September 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    That salad looks fantastic! After reading this blog for a month or so, I honestly don’t know where you find all of your energy! Very inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Brittany on September 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    All the food looks so good, especially the froyo!

  14. Lauren on September 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    OBSESSED with prrrum! i’ve seriously been searching for it for a few months. had i known that it was actually spelled exactly like it sounds, i would have been golden lol. have you done anything with getting nasty yet? my other new zumba obsession!

    you should post more zumba videos, girl! i love to see different choreography.

    • Sara on October 1, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Everyone loves getting nasty when I teach it!

  15. Meg on September 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    great post sweetie! I’ve cut down on my blog reading due to my business with school, but I still need to read your blog <3 love you and love fitnessista <3

  16. Kim @ Raising The Barre on September 29, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    That quote! Love.

  17. Jess on September 30, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Love that picture of you and Livi – so cute! And she has grown so much!!! That salad sounds great!!

  18. Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness on September 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

    That picture of Livi is adorable! Love the Zumba playlist! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets on September 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Ahhh that picture of you and Livi is making my heart melt.

  20. Ashlee on September 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    What kind of tempeh do you buy? I like turtle island foods brand but am always on the lookout for new ones!!

  21. Emily on September 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Hey Gina! (or anyone else!) Has the October workout calendar already been posted? If so, help! I can’t find it lol. Also, are the previous months’ workout calendars archived anywhere? Thanks!

  22. Ally on September 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I can’t believe how much I miss AJs after being away from it for 3 months. That is one of the best parts about Arizona.

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